Acquiesce meaning

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The definition of acquiesce means to give in or go along with something without protesting, even if you don't really want to.

An example of acquiesce is agreeing to go on vacation to the mountains when you really wanted to go to the sea.

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To agree or consent quietly without protest, but without enthusiasm.

To acquiesce in a decision.

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To consent or comply passively or without protest.
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(intransitive) To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; — followed by "in", sometimes also by "with" and "to".
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(intransitive) To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.
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Origin of acquiesce

  • Latin acquiēscere ad- ad- quiēscere to rest kweiə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French acquiescer, from Latin acquiescere; ad + quiescere ("to be quiet"), from quies ("rest").

    From Wiktionary